December 18, 2012
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Toy Giving Drive to Benefit Families in Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an on-going statewide holiday giving drive to benefit families hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.


The Office of General Services (OGS) has set up drop-off locations across the state for businesses and individuals to bring the toys which will be distributed to children in communities affected by the storm. The Governor will visit affected areas to deliver toys and other donated supplies.


"In times of hardship, New Yorkers have always come together to support their neighbors and lend a hand to those in need," Governor Cuomo said. "By donating a toy, all New Yorkers have a chance to bring some much-needed holiday cheer to a child in a community that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy."


Several toy producers and companies have agreed to join the Toy Drive. Toys R Us is providing $5,000 worth of gift cards to purchase toys, and Carnegie Hall has agreed to donate 200 musical toys. The Toy Drive began last week.


The drop-off locations are as follows:

    Alfred E. Smith Building
    80 South Swan Street, Albany NY
    New York State Capitol
    Washington Avenue, Albany NY
    Empire State Plaza Main Concourse
    Empire State Plaza, Albany NY
    Harriman Campus Building 8
    Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany 12226
    Harriman Campus Building 12
    Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany 12226
    Senator Hughes State Office Building
    333 E. Washington Street, Syracuse NY 13202
    Dulles State Office Building
    317 Washington Street, Watertown NY 13601
    Perry B. Duryea State Office Building
    250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
    163 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027
    Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building
    55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY 11217
    328 State Street
    328 State Street, Schenectady NY 12305
    NYS Lottery Office
    One Broadway Center, Schenectady NY 12305
    NYS Dept of Transportation
    50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
    NYS Environmental Conservation
    625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
    Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building
    4 Burnett Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603